|Born:||Feb 24, 1981||Draft:||1999 Predators, 33rd Overall|
|Hometown:||Lidingö, Sweden||Position:||Right Wing|
|Known For:||World Championship Bronze Medal (2010)||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||Swedem||Current Status:||Retired|
Jonas Andersson (born February 24, 1981) is a former Swedish ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks during the 2010-2011 season. Drafted 33rd overall by the Nashville Predators in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Andersson joined the Milwaukee Admirals at the conclusion of his first and only year with the North Bay Centennials of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). During the 2000-01 season, he appeared in 52 games, scoring six goals and adding seven assists while becoming acclimated with the new level of North American hockey.
The following season, Andersson made his NHL debut, starting in five games and recording no points and a minus-2 rating. He was promptly demoted to the American Hockey League, where he spent the following three seasons without receiving another shot with the Predators. Unable to crack the lineup, the Swedish forward returned to Europe, playing one season split between Södertälje SK and Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He appeared in four seasons in the Finnish SM-Liiga, suiting up for Ilves, HPK, and Kärpät, before playing one year in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with Dynamo Minsk.
Andersson made his return to the NHL during the 2010-11 season, albeit a short-lived run with the Canucks had him playing in just four games. After failing to record a point, he was sent to the Manitoba Moose before taking off to Russia for a second time. This would mark the end of his NHL journey, as Andersson spent the remaining four years of his hockey career in Europe, three with Russia and his final year with the Swiss National League. Andersson retired at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.
Jonas Andersson Statistics
- OHL All-Star Game (2000)
- OHL First All-Rookie Team (2000)
- SM-liiga Bronze Medal (2007)
- SM-liiga Champion (2008)
- SM-liiga All-Star Team (2009)
- SM-liiga Silver Medal (2009)
- World Championship Bronze Medal (2010)